Indians great Rocky Colavito honored at Progressive Field
Rocky Colavito returned to Cleveland on Saturday to celebrate his 80th birthday and throw out the first pitch at Progressive Field. The six-time All-Star and Indians Hall of Famer holds a special place in the hearts of Tribe fans.
"It's hard to explain in words," Colavito said. "So many people remembering you and telling their kids about you. It's definitely a wonderful feeling. It really is."
During seven and a half seasons with the Indians in the 1950s and '60s, Colavito hit 190 homers and drove in 574 runs -- good for 10th and 17th, respectively, on the franchise's all-time lists.
"I always felt this is my town," he said. "I love Cleveland. It's my favorite town in the world. That's the God's honest truth. I'm not blowing smoke to anybody, because I don't have to."
We'll never knock the Rock.